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Brake pads How do i get the front pads off? There appear to be clips that hold the brake pad in place but I can't seem to get it off even when I disengage the clips. I just got this car because it was free, but the previous owner let it sit in a snow drift all last winter, and there's quite a bit of rust around the brakes, which may make it harder to get them off. Any suggestions or advice you can give me would be helpful. Thanks!

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I don't need help with this any more. It seems the rust was to blaim, and with a small amount if lubrication at the top and bottom of the brake pad, they came right off.

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Fig. 4: Tighten the C-clamp until the piston reaches the bottom of its bore


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Fig. 10: Remove the inboard pad and anti-rattle clip


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Fig. 11: Removing the inboard brake pad


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Fig. 12: Removing the anti-rattle clip

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Fig. 13: Install the support spring onto the shoe of the inboard brake pad


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Fig. 14: Installing the inboard pad


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Fig. 15: Piston extension on new and worn brake pads

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